KLM suspends all long-haul flights and a few European flights
Dutch provider KLM is reportedly suspending 270 flights to the Netherlands after the nation's authorities imposed new necessities to attempt to stem the unfold of the coronavirus. KLM will droop all long-haul flights and a few short-haul flights on Friday attributable to new Covid-19 necessities instituted by the Dutch authorities this Friday (January 22, 2021).
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday introduced further measures within the combat in opposition to the coronavirus, together with a short lived ban on flights to the UK, South Africa and nations in South America, awaiting a brand new quarantine regulation.
Vacationers should additionally endure a speedy take a look at earlier than touring to the Netherlands, adopted by a typical PCR take a look at on arrival, which Rutte known as 'a double lock on the door'.
Nonetheless, KLM sees many issues with this obligatory speedy take a look at coverage, claiming that it’s now inconceivable to function intercontinental flights. Particularly because the employees also needs to be examined on this manner.
“We can’t run the chance of our employees being stranded someplace. This is the reason we’re stopping all intercontinental flights beginning Friday and all flights to European locations the place crew members should keep in a single day, ”the corporate mentioned.
"That the crew should submit a unfavourable COVID take a look at consequence earlier than returning to the Netherlands is a loss of life sentence for the airline," union president Reinier Castelein of De Unie informed the Dutch press, including that canceling these lengthy haul flights would price 1000’s of dollars. (airline) jobs.
This additionally applies to cargo flights and repatriation flights, in keeping with the airline.
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